First off, yes, this is probably going to turn into a "Help me with my build" thread/flamefest. The reason being that I have a list of components that I was considering, and after perusing this site for a couple days, I don't think a lot of you are going to like it. So I signed up and came looking for help/opinions/whatever...
I'm looking to spend no more than $1200.00 or so, and this will be going in a 2010 Ford Fusion.
I'm planning on replacing the front and rear door speakers. The fronts have a woofer/tweeter combo, so I'd like to use components for that. I'm also planning on running an amp for the door speakers. I also want a single subwoofer, since I need to keep as much trunk space as possible. For the head-unit, I want bluetooth capability to use with my phone.
The type of music I listen to is very eclectic. It runs the gamut from classical to modern Top40. I'm not a big fan of rap, so I don't need metric assloads of bass. I also like things nice and clear, not muddied up.
With that in mind, this is the list of stuff I came up with on my own. Be gentle, this is only the second time I've upgraded the system in a car, and never to this extent.
Headunit: Sony DSX-S310BTX - This was chosen for its ability to use Pandora with an Android phone. However, I've noticed that the opinion seems to be that Sony doesn't do a very good job with car audio. My other choice was the Kenwood KDC-X995. I've also noticed that there isn't a very high opinion of Kenwood though as well.
Front doors: JBL GTO8608C 6x8 components.
Rear Doors: Kenwood KFC-C6893PS 6x8s.
Subwoofer: Kenwood KFC-XW1224D
Kenwood KAC-8405 for the door speakers
Kenwood KAC-8105D for the subwoofer
I've already purchased a 0AWG wiring kit, KNI-11 fuse holder, KNF-12 distribution block and KND-23 ground block from KnuKonceptz, along with 4AWG power wire for the amps and additional RCA cables, so I have all three sets already. So the budget I mentioned above is for speakers, subwoofer, sub enclosure, head-unit, wiring harness/CAN interface, steering wheel control adapter, and amplifiers.
Since some, possibly all, of the listed components may not be the best bang for my buck, I'd like to get some recommendations and opinions from you. I don't even know what good brands are and what brands I should steer clear of...